Friday, February 3, 2012

My DH and I have been very industrious today.  He made two of these chairs this week, with stools,   I love, love sitting in adirondack chairs.  They are so comfy, and a bit romantic.

And I made the apron for our grandaughter.
Our youngest, sent me a picture of an apron Target had out at the time, and asked me to duplicate it.  I don't think it's OK for me to show the original on here, but here's my version.  I'm including a potholder for the fun of it.  I'm still working on the embroidery for it, so no picture yet.
She has one of those play kitchens, and likes to help her mom bake.  Can't wait to see it on her.

We usually go garage saling on Saturday mornings.  Anyone else going out early to find goodies?  Hope we find something cool. 

Be safe, have fun at your Super Bowl party!!

Good Morning!!

As you can see, I've joined the Pinterest craze.  It's alot of fun, and a good way to keep a "scrapbook" of what you really like.  You may find things you've passed by before, actually make you smile now.  I'm just getting started, so there isn't alot on my board, but check it out.

And, because when I began this blog, I said it would have a spiritual component, I want to share that 2011 was the year for God to teach me about child-like faith.  Have you had to learn that one?  I didn't find it easy, at all!!  And not, thank God, because something awful happened, but because I struggle with trust.  I bet alot of you do too.  Frankly, I didn't much like learning this one, and in all honesty, it's still not automatic and easy, but I'm trying.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Hi Everyone!!
No more promises to be a faithful blogger. Life just is what it is. It's a new year, and I am back.
Since my last post, eons ago, we finally took that month-long trip we promised ourselves years ago. In October, we started out by going to our daughter's just two hours north for the night, then on to Atlanta, where we both have sisters. The weather was cool, with warm sun. We really enjoyed that since, you know, the weather hadn't broken here yet!! Refresing to leave the heat behind. There was a side trip to the pumpkin patch in the mountains. What fun!! Hadn't done that since I was little.
Then on to Connecticut. Our daughter now lives inland more. Last year she had been in Mystic. It was a drive to get to the coast from her place, but we enjoyed the change of scenery from Florida. The leaves didn't have much color, actually alot were on the ground due to the hurricane they'd encountered. And my DH ended up sick, so we were homebound for too much of the time, never getting to go to Vt or Boston as planned. Thank God he rallied and we had a good drive home.
After visiting our daughter who lives two hours north of us on the way down the coast, we stayed a couple days in Walt Disney World. Try the French Quarter resort at Port Orleans. Really fun with a New Orleans theme. There's a singer/musician there, Elliot, who's a one man band, in an area between the lobby and the restaurant/bar. Really fun and personable. I think you'll like it.
For those of you who think Disney is just for kids, the first time we went there without any, it was a really good time. We were free of watching out for little ones, and carrying all the extra stuff. Try it, you'll be surprised!!
BTW, after our trip, we decided we probably wouldn't go for that long again.
December found us back in Disney for our anniversary, meeting my SIL and her hubby, two or our daughters, and the cherished grandbaby. Now, Fantasyland through her eyes is tremendous!!
And, the news is, we are going to be grandparents again!! This time it's our DD in Ct. Guess i'll be making that trip a couple more times.
On the quilting front, I've been teaching at Stitchcraft in Boca. It's a wonderful store, love the owner. If you get near there, it's worth the stop. She has wonderful fabrics.
And, I'm finishing up all those applique quilts I promised about. When I went looking for all the UFO blocks, I found that I had 12 quilts started. Seriously, that's nuts!! And Nancy, who knows the Oley shop from where these came, you may recognize them all!! My little fingers are hard at work stitching and stitching!!
Have you checked out Pinterest yet? Well, I have and I'm on there. Give it a look, it's fun!!
Glad to be back in touch with all of you!